SUR Primary Organization of Vladivostok assisted seafarers to receive RUB 21.8 million payments
Seafarers – the members of 21 crews - received about RUB 22 million of debts with assistance of the Vladivostok Primary Organization of the Seafarers' Union of Russia - the trade union committee summed up the results of its work in 2023. During the reporting period, 117 vessels were inspected. Chairman of the Vladivostok Primary Organization of the Seafarers' Union of Russia Petr Osichansky added that 4 seafarers and 78 cadets of the Maritime State University named after Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy joined the Union in 2023. Thus, at the end of last year, the SUR Primary Organization of Vladivostok consisted of 1063 people, including 895 seafarers working on board foreign vessels, 43 crew members of Russian-flagged vessels, 125 cadets, and six public sector employees.
The trade union committee works in close cooperation with government bodies. Thus, in March 2023, another meeting on the issue of assistance to seamen and fishermen in recovering of back wages, including a discussion on the application of the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC), was held with the participation of Harbour Masters and bailiffs at the Primorsky Transport Investigation Department and the Primorsky Transport Prosecutor’s Office.